No, Mr. President. Hate is not a mental illness.

Opinions No, Mr. President. Hate is not a mental illness.  By Pete Earley  August 7 at 1:49 PM Pete Earley is the parent designate on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, created by Congress. He is the author of “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness.” “Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the…

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Talking Points on Mass Shootings

Topline Core Points: It is important after these tragedies happen to remember the tremendous impact they have on our communities. The trauma permeates every corner of our communities including families and friends of the victims, survivors, parents, children, first responders, law enforcement—the mental health of our whole country is shaken.  It’s also vital to recognize…

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NAMI Statement on Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio

Aug 5, 2019 NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. These mass shootings are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, people with mental illness are drawn into…

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End of year letter 2018 and Factsheet 2017

It has been a year of extraordinary accomplishments for NAMI Santa Clara County, due in large part to our staff, our board, and a wonderful, large corps of volunteers, all of whom have contributed over 25,000 hours to our efforts.

NAMI Santa Clara County Factsheet 2015 covers budget history as well as details about all the affiliate has to offer.

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NOW ENROLLING: NAMI Homefront

We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. That’s why NAMI offers NAMI Homefront online! NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session program for family, friends and significant others of military service members and veterans. The class helps families understand what the service member/veteran is experiencing related to trauma,…

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NAMI Santa Clara County 40+ Celebration – SEE THE VIDEO HERE!!

The Celebration took place on April 26 at the Elk’s Lodge, and was a huge success as well as a wonderful celebration of NAMI Santa Clara County’s 40 plus years of service to our community. Our speakers and guests included an introduction to the event by Alan Hersh, our emcee and a Family-to-Family teacher, followed…

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DBT Skills Training – Elizabeth Bellows, M.D.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4-5 P.M “DBT Skills Training“ – Elizabeth Bellows, M.D., invites you to experience DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills Training. It will include demonstrations from 4 skills modules: emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness.. WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4-5 P.M. WHERE: NAMI SCC Classroom (1150 S. Bascom Ave,…

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One down, one to go!

One down, one to go! On November 30th, the House overwhelmingly voted 392-26 to pass H.R. 34, which includes Mental Health Reform! H.R. 34 also includes language supporting CIT, mental health courts and investments to keep people with mental illness out of jail and in the care they need. Thank your Representatives who voted yes and tell your Senators…

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